Coventry - posted Feb, 07 2014
COVENTRY- On Feb. 20, at 7 p.m. in the Town Hall Annex, 1712 Main Street, the Coventry Land Use Office and Conservation Commission will host a public planning forum to discuss ideas on extending the Millbrook Greenway linear trail system from Historic Coventry Village downstream to connect with the Willimantic River. The Millbrook is a natural feature with a rich historic past that is also environmentally significant. It once served as water power for many thriving industrial mills and it serves as the outlet for Coventry Lake. Since the mid-1990’s the Town has assembled numerous properties and constructed a linear trail system in an effort to provide walking and hiking opportunities along the Millbrook. The Millbrook Greenway has created connections from the State Boat Launch on Lake Street to Mason Street and includes the Memorial Green and Millbrook Park in Historic Coventry Village. Multiple versions of the Town’s Plan of Conservation and Development and the Preservation Plan for Coventry Village have recommended the establishment of the Millbrook Greenway and encourage efforts to create extensions. Town staff and the Commission are seeking public comment on draft mapping and plans that have been generated as a possible vision for future extensions of the Millbrook Greenway. Questions on the forum can be directed to Eric M. Trott, Coventry Director of Planning and Development, at 860-742-4062 or firstname.lastname@example.org.